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Back to the Future Part Four

“Those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it.” – Plaque inside the Jonestown People’s Temple.

Unfortunately for me, my family’s join date (of Worldwide) was in 1976. I guess the thought-reform had taken hold enough that, three years later when the receivership scandal hit, they paid it no nevermind, and the next seventeen years of my life went completely down the drain, and I’ve been playing a desperate game of catch-up to the real world ever since.

For those under the age of 40, or those who never really got a clear picture of what was going on during Armstrong’s “get the church back on TRACK” years, Don’t Drink the Flavor Aid has an article with links to the relevant information pertaining to the 1979 receivership scandal (the Ambassador Reports of relevance are issues #7 – 14), and Stanley Rader’s public meltdown on 60 minutes. Here’s the relevant quote from the page on Rader’s interview with Mike Wallace:

“The “60 Minutes” program about Rader and the Worldwide Church of God aired on April 15, 1979 – Easter Sunday. Rader had originally hoped to use the program to resurrect his and the church’s badly tarnished image, but it turned out to be his crucifixion. As the segment of the program about Rader drew to a close, Wallace remarked that Rader is “currently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division of Internal Revenue for alleged tax evasion.””

See any parallels?

The differences in this situation are clear: First of all, in Rader’s case, Armstrong was at arms-length, and he had an appropriate scapegoat in Stanley (as pointed out by Wallace). In Weinland’s case, he and his wife are the only ones in the catbird seat, and there’s no one handy for him to foist the blame of any financial wrongdoing onto. Unless he’s planning to scapegoat his own daughter, who is allegedly in charge of the accounting and bookkeeping for the church, which would not surprise me in the slightest. There is also one other possible candidate Weinland could use as a scapegoat, although that person’s involvement with actually cooking the books for the church has neither been confirmed nor denied.

The other major difference, as has been pointed out on other blogs, is that the CID investigation of the WCG at that time only took place in the state of California. This time it’s the Feds who are after Weinland, which is what may have very well precipitated the Two False Witlesses’ plans to be out of the country for the Feast this year. (This the same Feast that online members were claiming was not going to happen, as of February – March, 2008.)

In 1979, Armstrong just ran and hid in Arizona, while the California courts investigated him. ILFPRW has posted plans to flee the country. If the Feds were at all smart, they would recognize this flight risk, and pull both the Weinlands’ and their daughter’s passports.

The son, Jeremy Weinland, is already out of the country, allegedly in Wrist, Germany. Yes, the same Germany that was supposed to have amassed a military supercomplex of 200 million by March 18, 2008. Read Prophesied End-Time if you don’t believe me. And one wonders why Jeremy would have picked Germany, of all places, to move to. If he believes his father’s false prophecies, that is.

In the midst of all this are what few members “hold fast” to the new-and-improved 2nd timeline. Hopefully the ranks of the truly brainwashed that remain in will thin out, as time progresses, and the cognitive dissonance gets so high, they have no choice but to face reality.

“Those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it.” – Plaque inside the Jonestown People’s Temple.

A commenter informs me:

“You have a misstatement in your latest post, referring to “the CID investigation of the WCG”.  AFAIK, the CID never investigated WCG.  Only the Attorney General of the state of California investigated them.  The IRS CID investigation of Rader would not have involved the church.”

I was just quoting the AR article linked. Thanks for the clarification.


Written by weinlandwatch

August 14, 2008 at 3:58 pm

Posted in Weinland

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